Happy news for all those little tykes who’ve been feeling too lazy to go to school - The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of the UAE government has declared its 2019 string of holidays for Eid-Al-Fitr. What's extra-happy news for the children and teaching community alike is that this year, they get 5 whole holidays to celebrate this amazing festival with friends and family.
Holiday dates for public schools
KHDA announced on its Twitter account that schools in Dubai will close on June 2nd and reopen on June 6th. That’s a week worth of days off school!
Holiday dates for private schools
In Abu Dhabi, the holidays for private schools will begin on June 2nd and come to an end on June 9th. This applies to schools with foreign curriculum as well. With this news, social media burst with wishes from parents, teachers and students exchanging greetings and gleeful remarks.
An extra-long weekend!
The entire private sector rejoices as the Eid holiday of the year has been declared to be on Monday June 3rd. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said that the holiday will begin on 29 Ramadan (June 3rd) until 3rd of Shawwal. And on the 4th of Shawwal, regular work will resume in the private sector.
This makes it an extra-long weekend for families of the working class.
When is Eid-Al-Fitr actually?
Eid-Al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon, which according to the Islamic calendar is the 1st day of Shawwal. The UAE Moon Sighting Committee has yet to confirm the official start date. But most likely, it will be on Tuesday June 4th according to astronomical predictions.